Looking for Single Pup Passive Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CJK84, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. CJK84


    Jan 22, 2004
    Maria Stein, OH
    I own a single bass - Cirrus 4. Like it, but want to consider also acquiring a 1-pup passive 4.

    I saw several such basses in Bass Player a few months back (I think it featured models under $800), but I don't have the issue any longer.

    I like the idea of the simplicity of a low-tech bass (and hopefully, the old-school punchy sound), as long as it's a quality instrument.

  2. danman


    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    The MIGHTY P.

  3. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Fender Precision comes to mind, and is available is several variations within your budget (MIM, MIA, California series, Squire, etc). Other P-bass type basses, e.g. Ibanez Blazer (which sounds great, BTW), Lakland Skyline Glaub, etc also come to mind.
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The Fender P or some sort of p-bass seems to be the most obvious answer, however, the MTD Kingston passive is a really nice looking bass. I wouldn't mind the five string version myself.
  6. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I had a Cirrus.

    I bought a P-Bass because it was a passive, simple, solid bass...with that killer Precision sound.
  7. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
  8. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    One more vote for the Precision.

  9. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Passive SUB
    Hotwire makes a bass with a single J pup (bridge) but I'm not sure if it only comes fretless...
    Carvin will make a single humbucker modle if you ask (active/passive)

    I'd go with the Carvin just because...
  10. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Old school, punchy = Precision.
  11. 64jazzbass

    64jazzbass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    what is that bass in the picture???
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Its what he said. its an 'Ugly' bass.
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Here's another shot of the Ugly Bass!

  14. danman


    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    There is also the curbow basses, Cort makes em pretty cheap and they are pretty awesome.

  15. CJK84


    Jan 22, 2004
    Maria Stein, OH
    Wait a minute - I had thought that a Fender P had two pickups rather than one.

    I'm looking for a single-pup bass.
  16. CJK84


    Jan 22, 2004
    Maria Stein, OH
    MTD refers to Michael Tobias Design - maker of fine bass guitars.

    One of their models is the Kingston, an elegant-looking, single-pup passive 4.
  17. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    No, the P is one pickup. It's pole pieces are simply housed in different casings, instead of one (ala Jazz, Stingray, etc). It's a single pickup, though.
  18. CJK84


    Jan 22, 2004
    Maria Stein, OH
    So why the separate casings?

    Is there a single winding?